An open source eReader?
After poking around the Indie Bound (independent book sellers) website looking for a book I noticed a button for e-books. Curious as to how that works with small bookstores I selected the link and started reading up on their eReader, the Kobo eReader.
I did a quick read on the Kobo and discovered it uses the open standard ePub file format for its books. Sure, there are other eReaders on the market that do that but how many also publish their source code repository? At least some of their code is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license! That’s fantastic, in my opinion, and makes me forget about the Kindles and other eReaders out there that beg for my money.
I’ll be doing more research on this product as my local bookstore, The Annapolis Bookstore, sells the devices and the eBooks. As I do more research I’ll report back on what I find.